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WorldArts presents 2016 ‘Discovery Artist of the Year’ award to Emily Estefan!


Emily Estefan received the inaugural WorldArts ‘Discovery Artist of the Year’ award at the 2016 La Musa Awards Gala, which honors the newest inductees to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.   “I am really honored,” said Emily. “I still can’t believe it’s real. And being able to sing one of my own tunes tonight is unreal. It is the best. Thank you so much WorldArts!”.

Emily Estefan

Emily Estefan

“This year’s show was simply fantastic,” said Larry Underwood, founder & Chairman of WorldArts. “It was my great pleasure to present Emily with this inaugural award. She is an inspiring and talented artist who gives hope to emerging artists through her label and through her own example.  We are proud of our role as the title sponsor of the gala, and we’re excited about our involvement in latin music and providing new opportunities for artists on our platform.”

Larry Underwood, Gloria Estefan, Joumana Underwood, Emilio Estefan

Larry Underwood, Gloria Estefan, Joumana Underwood, Emilio Estefan (left to right)

“It’s important what WorldArts is doing, and Emily embodies what WorldArts is about because she did it herself,” said Gloria Estefan. “We’re still incredibly honored that she’s receiving this award. What WorldArts is doing is exactly what we need in the music world. Artists need help in getting their stuff out there because it’s not easy anymore. We are talking to Larry about working together and helping them in whatever way we can to move forward at a faster rate. Let’s keep it going! We love you WorldArts!”

“People know when you’re performing honestly and you do real music, that’s what I love about Emily”, said Emilo Estefan. “That’s why I think this is so important what WorldArts and Larry have done to help new musicians and I think that’s the way to go.”

Larry Underwood & Desmond Child

Larry Underwood and Desmond Child

The Latin Songwriter’s Hall of Fame honors the best Latin music creators, and their contributions to the music world. This was our second year of title sponsorship, after featuring the debut of WorldArts ‘Opportunity’ winner Vanessa Campagna at last year’s gala. Check out our Opportunities page to see all the events we have going on and you can be a part of our platform. Follow us on Twitter/Instagram @WorldArtsMusic and be sure to like our FB page. Congratulations to Emily and all the 2016 inductees!